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their fury at what happened. last week, let's remember, this was the biggest selling pap ner britain with an unrivaled reputation for journalistic scoop spots. the press itself fell silent this morning for the final time. and this is the last edition. so it has been a very long week on what we call fleet street here in britain. it's also been a very uncomfortable week for media boss rupert murdoch. >> reporter: for millions in britain, sunday morning involves a walk to the news agent to pick up "news of the world." a ritual their parents, grandparents, even great grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposie ing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and allegation of voice mail hacking. one paper has dubbed this britain's watergate. there is questions about standards in british journalism have been raised. three people have been arrested including the paper's former editor, once a key aide to
in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of justice and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's not a question of whether i believe it. the reports are coming out of britain that, in fact, police were
: arriving in britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused "the news of the world" of deleting messages from the phone of a murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hounting for her. victims of the 2005 london tear regard attacks were also victims. the decision to respond by shutting the paper down took most by surprise including the editor of the last edition. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this, and as i said to the staff this morning, it's not where we wanted to be and not where we deserve to be. >> reporter: the final edition is a compilation of the paper's triumphs in the unlikely hope that when the scandal eventually dies down, this is what it will be remembered for. inside there is a four-page apology which states quite simply, we lost our way. recognition of a scandal that has dented both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are continuing their
the long-planned bid to take over britain's largest satellite broadcaster. this is big bad for him. back stateside senators jay rockefeller barba boxer and peter king have called in for investigations into whether murdoch broke u.s. laws. >>> joins us is jay -- and gabriel sherman entitled "fox news made a circus" and boy does he regret it now. gabrielle, i think you've written about me at different times, so let's talk about the journalism -- no harm done, i don't think, there. but let me ask the question. the investigation that's going on, peter king is a red-hot going after kind of guy, especially new york stuff involving the victims of 9/11. if it can be determined that murdoch's people did here what they did there, gone in and hacked into people's e-mail, people's telephone lines to find out information about the victims of 9/11, how hot is that? >> gosh, chris, i mean, that is the, you know, that is the big elephant in the room, but i think it's important to point out that there's no evidence thus far that any of that hacking activity has occurred stateside. >> why would it not hap
it just feels different than britain's wills and kates? sfli think charlene has a hard act to follow. it was such a fantastic wedding they had in britain, and also, charlene wittstock and prince albert have been hampered by the crazy rumors coming out of monaco this week that she was possibly a runaway bride that, she may have actually tried to go to the airport and fly back to south africa when had he sh heard some odd stuff, perhaps about prince albert's recent past. none of that, alex, is verified, even though newspapers, as respected as la mone have talked about it. there's no hard evidence to say she was a runaway bride or the wedding today will be anything less than spectacular, and they'll live happily ever after. zoo make a good point about her living in kate's shadow right now, but particularly there in monaco what about the shadow of grace kelly? >> well, if it weren't for kate middleton, the most enormous shadow, you're right, is grace kelly, who also came to monaco. she was younger than charlene when had he married prince reiner. she was really cultivated and sophisticate
that they hacked into the voice mail of a 138-year-old millie, whose abduction horrified britain while she was still missing and that the hacker deleted voice mails giving her family false hope that she was still alive. >> there are no words to describe how awful this was. >> it may have been attempted on the family of missing madeleine. >> i thought we were in a dark place and nobody could make it darker. this cannot be allowed to get away with what they've done. >> reporter: the prime minister is asking for a new investigation of the paper and its top executives. rupert murdoch is saying it's deplorable and unacceptable and that they will cooperate with the police. private investigator who worked for "the news of the world" spent time in prison for phone hacking in 2007 and in a statement apologized and said there was relentless pressure, a constant demand for results. >> in the interest of our democracy and the public, this needs to be thwarted out. >> reporter: for an outraged british public, there is simply no excuse. >> interestingly enough, in america we don't have this kind of jour
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
britain. the phone hacking scandal there has now claimed one business casualty. rupert murdoch's news corporation has dropped its multibillion dollar bid to gain full control of british sky broadcasting group. lawmakers were hours way from voting in parliament to force murdoch's hand in that. it's unclear if the vote will go on in. a statement deputy chair chase carrie said we believe that the proposed acquisition would benefit both companies, but it has become clear that it is too difficult to progress in this climate. we have the latest from london. that was a big concern for rupert murdoch. what happens now? >> well, it's going to be difficult for them. and really the interesting thing about that statement is the acknowledgement that it was the climate. this vote that was going to happen today was symbolic in nature. it was really going to be a slp on the wrist. it wasn't legally binding. what it was was a demonstration that there is little to no political support for rupert murdoch in this country because there is so much anger at news corporation and news international that owns
mentioned and britain's parliament in summer recess until september 5. it may seem as if the drama's over here at least, but far from it. the government has widened its investigation of news international, rupert murdoch's group in the uk, to include other broadcasters and social media and also other newspapers. now prime minister cameron said police should follow every trail and they would have his complete support. one key target of the investigation here, the wider investigation is going to be the bbc. politicians have long had the bbc in their sights, saying it's too big, too powerful. sounds familiar, just like murdoch's empire. they have attacked the bbc from the left and the right. but every cloud has a silver lining here. after murdoch closed his newspaper, "news of the world," the source of his current troubles, "the sunday mirror" increased its circulation by 50%. >> martin fletcher, thanks for staying on top of it for us. >>> police find a big clue this morning in the disappearance of a missing mom from north carolina. >>> plus, the end of an era after the space shuttle "atlant
's split down the middle. in london, though, and in great britain, who reviles him? we are hearing tony blare, after he has labor meetings, gordon brown's wife had slumber parties with murdock's wife. >> hello. sleep, so to sleep, with rupert murdock. >> a great story is the institution that brought down the allegations is the guardian newspaper. they have no skin in the game and go directly to the heart of the scandal and build facts and establish the case that this was a widespread culture of hacking. the politicians were on the sidelines. police on the sidelines. the newspaper, the media is the one who could crack it open. >> the collusion between all sides is not journalism. >> what you get now is a great irony. the murdock papers have used all kinds of witch hunting techniques to go after enemies, political op opposition and celebrities. he's become a witch hunt, not to say that there is plenty of real, legitimate inquiry into the journalistic activities he is responsible for the culture and maybe some of the criminality as well. there's obviously a cover up that's been ongoing and
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